Wednesday, September 26, 2012

We need events, not a big hotel

Local residents and officials should not forget that our valley runs on tourists. This summer, our valley saw many visitors throughout the season, and most of the local businesses benefitted from them.

For several years, some people have contended that we would bring more people to Ketchum if only we had some luxury hotels. So what brought tourists here this summer? I think that it was events, lots of great events. I don’t doubt that if enough visitors come to town, some would choose to stay in such hotels, but they came this summer in spite of none being built.

I would guess that Ketchum is pleased with this summer’s LOT receipts, and should plan to do all they can to encourage and accommodate visitors. I’m sure there are those who would like it if it were less crowded with tourists in the valley, but we will wither and die without them. So remember, events bring folks to town, not hotels.

Joe Scott


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